We all know the teen years are a great state of change.  The aspects of developing personal identities, navigating more mature relationships, and pressure to perform in every area of life are just a few of the nuances teens deal with.  Here experts help us understand teen development and successfully building healthy relationships with our teens.

Better Body Image
March 04, 2019
As parents, we worry how to prevent our children from succumbing to the pressure to look a certain way.  Because there is indeed pressure.  We also might wonder where the line between negative body ... Continue Reading
Breaking Down the Great Myths of Adolescence
February 04, 2019
In the new book, "The Great Myths of Adolescence" - co-authored by our guest, Dr. Mike Axelrod - the myths that have plagued teens for generations are broken down to find the truth! In this age of ... Continue Reading
Helping Kids in Crisis
October 07, 2018
Many times when a family comes to the pediatrician’s office in crisis, they are distraught and overwhelmed. The crises range significantly in severity.  Serious challenges such as death or signific... Continue Reading
Helping Kids Navigate Transitions
July 29, 2018
As adults, we know how our world can be rocked by changes big and small.  Helping kids navigate these changes is not always black and white.  Our children bring their own personality and understandi... Continue Reading
Optimizing Youth Sports
July 01, 2018
Aiming to build physical strength in our children often lends to the field of youth sports. In general, sports have become a highly valued and culturally accepted avenue to learn important life skills... Continue Reading
Screen Time Recommendations for Kids
May 06, 2018
Children and adolescents are surrounded by many technologies (e.g., television, video games, computers, internet, smartphones) and consequently, it may be unrealistic to assume they could avoid techno... Continue Reading
Discipline That Works
March 11, 2018
All parents wonder about effective discipline for their children regardless of age. However, disciplining older children and teens can be challenging if for no other reason than they have so much more... Continue Reading